These last few months, we have been witness to exciting filming reports coming to us from no fewer than three European countries: Spain, Croatia and Northern Ireland. Battles north and south, parades, reunions, historic meetings of main characters… All of them as thrilling as they were fleeting: Before we could savor it all, Game of Thrones shut down production for the holidays… But don’t fret: Now they’re back at it again!
Stopping production like this was a first for Game of Thrones. In the previous six years, all filming was done by the end of the year. However, the decision to benefit from real winter weather for season seven meant that filming began in late summer and now stretches into 2017, until February. Unprecedentedly, Game of Thrones will continue filming during the same year it airs, because of which it will premiere later than usual.
Now, how is it that we know they are back from their holiday break? Emilia Clarke was spotted yesterday in a flight to Belfast, Northern Ireland, and today Clarke shared the following moving picture on her Instagram, not only wearing her silver blonde wig but also revealing today was their first day of work at the show’s Belfast studios or nearby:
The truth is we are unlikely to get a whiff of whatever the cast and crew are cooking inside the Titanic Studios, so we shouldn’t expect reports as dramatic as those that came before —The Basque Country and Cáceres were particularly spoiler-filled. Nevertheless, we’ll keep an eye out for whatever may come from Belfast or wherever!